As previously reported, Washington officially joined the multistate Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) on July 24. Employers of nurses, including acute care and psychiatric hospitals, are subject to new reporting requirements within 30 days of hiring a nurse with a multistate nurse license (MSL) issued by a state other than Washington. Employers will use an online reporting form provided by the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON, formerly NCQAC), which is now live and can be accessed from the WABON Multistate License Employers webpage.
Reporting will include the employer’s attestation that the nurse has completed required suicide prevention training and submitted demographic data to WABON via the Washington State Multistate Nurse Demographic Data Survey.
To learn more about employer reporting requirements, WABON has announced that they intend to host three more webinars for employers in the month of August. Please find dates and registration links for the upcoming webinars below.
Wednesday, August 2, 2023Register via Zoom3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 4, 2023Register via Zoom12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 7, 2023Register via Zoom3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WABON previously held two webcasts for employers, and the recordings of those webcasts are now available. To access the recordings, please register using the links below.